- Stanislav Shcherbakov
- 59.23 minute(s):second(s)
- Russian Federation (Irkutsk)
The longest duration to perform a single arm handstand (male) is 59.23 seconds and was achieved by Stanislav Shcherbakov (Russia), in Irkutsk, Russia, on 7 February 2021.
Stanislav was inspired to make this attempt after seeing a video of it on the internet and realizing he was already surpassing the previous record in his day-to-day training in his role as an equilibrist.
“…the desire to prove to myself that I can do this, that everything is possible in our world, in order to leave a trace behind which someone will follow, to be the best in what they do and to motivate others to go in for sports and self-development in general, to remember that I was able to do it.”
His training for the attempt consisted of 30 minutes of warm-up (including exercises for joint gymnastics and stretching), then standing on one arm, alternating each of the hands. This led onto standing on two hands and followed by strength training. The duration of the entire training regime was between three and five hours.
Despite all the training the main issue Stanislav faced was anxiety. While in training he had achieved better times when it came to his official attempt the nerves got the better of him. Now he has achieved the record it is very likely that the confidence that instils will see him better his own record in the not so distant future.